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ABS/MBS Market

Every week, Asset-Backed Alert delivers the earliest word on money-making plays emerging from the evolving securitization business, including the worldwide markets for ABS, MBS and CLOs.

Selections from Recent Issues


FHFA Prioritizes Big-Picture Approach

Political concerns apparently were behind the decision to raise the loan-size limits of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Late-Year Investor Maneuvers Lifting Values

Senior bonds backed by auto loans and credit-card receivables are rapidly gaining value on the secondary market.

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Oil Giants Explore Bonds Backed by Reserves

Some of the world’s largest oil companies are looking at securitization.

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Large Legal-Settlement Deal In the Works

Structured-settlement investor Sutton Park Capital is preparing the biggest-ever securitization in the asset class.

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Societe Generale Enlists JP Morgan Veteran

Societe Generale is bringing in market heavyweight John Cho to lead its asset-backed bond underwriting operation in the U.S.

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CLO Loan Parameters Feeding Disruption

Amid signs of stress in the leveraged-loan market, spreads are widening for certain junior collateralized loan obligation notes.

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Oil-Drilling Suppliers Explore Securitization

Several companies that lease offshore drilling equipment to oil and gas producers are taking a hard look at securitization.

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Redwood Courting Fix-and-Flip Originator

Redwood Trust is attempting to buy an originator of fix-and-flip loans, with an eye toward funding the business through securitization.

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Rating-Agency Holdup Stalls PMI Offerings

Morningstar’s purchase of DBRS has immobilized efforts by private mortgage insurers to issue risk-transfer bonds.

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Lender Maps Asset-Backed Bond Program

Education lender Climb Credit is eyeing securitization as a funding source.

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Fitch Eyes Ethics Component in Bond Ratings

Fitch is working on a plan that could result in the first structured-product ratings to incorporate so-called ESG principles.

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REIT Stock Sales Fuel Securitization Efforts

With their stock prices on the rise and interest rates low, mortgage REITs are issuing new shares to support their securitization activities.

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